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SODIUM FLUORIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

21.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1059 of 3395

$152K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2276 of 3395

10,760
Patients

Rank: 919 of 3395

7,493
Prescribers

Rank: 909 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

30.1K

2011

22.2K

2012

24.2K

2013

20.9K

2014

21.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$286K

2011

$214K

2012

$221K

2013

$164K

2014

$152K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$12

2011

$11

2012

$13

2013

$10

2014

$10

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,024 2,056 $15.2K
California 735 1,456 $10.9K
Washington 610 1,130 $8,077
Florida 496 1,057 $8,016
Ohio 507 1,041 $6,988
Texas 625 1,041 $7,180
Pennsylvania 541 1,001 $7,317
Minnesota 452 941 $7,565
Michigan 502 881 $6,664
Oregon 391 761 $5,416
Arizona 377 757 $4,983
New Jersey 323 681 $4,510
North Carolina 277 539 $3,702
Virginia 239 492 $3,521
Maryland 241 475 $3,342
Illinois 232 472 $3,139
Colorado 221 454 $3,238
Massachusetts 242 445 $3,401
Missouri 212 441 $3,012
Wisconsin 235 418 $2,979
Connecticut 169 397 $3,001
Georgia 186 328 $2,136
Iowa 148 326 $2,435
Maine 138 298 $2,329
Nebraska 131 285 $2,096
Indiana 129 246 $1,729
Tennessee 112 228 $1,558
Kentucky 94 190 $1,469
Utah 106 185 $1,233
Nevada 115 171 $1,175
Kansas 68 165 $1,255
South Carolina 70 159 $1,064
Louisiana 80 158 $1,070
Oklahoma 86 147 $1,393
Vermont 66 125 $916
Idaho 67 118 $805
Delaware 52 112 $705
New Hampshire 57 108 $687
Rhode Island 38 102 $685
Montana 55 101 $630
Alabama 66 99 $733
Mississippi 51 94 $677
New Mexico 54 77 $542
West Virginia 38 71 $525
Arkansas 37 59 $351
District of Columbia 21 57 $400
North Dakota 18 49 $333
South Dakota 35 48 $373
Hawaii 16 21 $193
Wyoming 12 19 $155
Alaska 18 $123
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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